Welcome to the largest student bar in the Netherlands!

Café In de Smitse is the student bar at the Erasmus University. Run by a team full of enthusiastic students, we are open every weekday from 16:00 till 23:00 to serve you your favorite drinks! For the beer lovers among us, we serve 40 types of beer to make sure there’s one for everyone’s taste. We also offer a variety of wines and sodas. Best part of it all, as Café In de Smitse is primarily meant for students, our prices are also student-proof! For only €1,50, we’ll serve you a cold drafted ‘vaasje’ of the best beer of the Netherlands; Hertog Jan.

We hope to see you at the bar!

Café In de Smitse is located on the corner of Hatta building. Our bar is spacious enough to fit up to 300 people, and when our terrace is open, even more! Our location at the campus is perfect for the warmer months of the year, because you can enjoy every last ray of sunshine right outside of our bar! If you’re looking for a venue to host an informal event, a social- or recruitment drink, or even a party, then de Smitse may be the perfect spot for you! We can meet up to a lot of different requests. Ask for the possibilities at secretaris@indesmitse.nl, or fill out our drink request form.

As a non-profit foundation, Café in the Smitse is run solely by volunteers. We are also an independent bar from the university, but our hard-working bartenders are all students. Besides the events and parties hosted in our bar, we also contribute and organise events on campus. For instance, the Smitse supplies most of the bars and drinks during the Eurekaweek! We also cater on big events like Heartbeat festival and the Erasmus Recruitment Days, and in association with JFR and STAR we organise our own festival on campus, OpenEUR.

You can find us at:

Opening hours:

Mon: 16:00 - 23:00

Tue: 16:00 - 23:00

Wed: 16:00 - 23:00

Thu: 16:00 - 23:00

Fri: 16:00 - 23:00

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

*Exceptions may apply, like the summer break

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Cafe in de Smitse 50 Burgemeester Oudlaan, Rotterdam, ZH, 3062 PA, Netherlands

Hours Mon 16:00-23:00 Tue 16:00-23:00 Wed 16:00-23:00 Thu 16:00-23:00 Fri 16:00-23:00 Sat Closed Sun Closed